Partners with divisions and professional schools to support units with graduate student recruitment and support, including meeting with prospective and current students to provide direct wrap-around support services.
Leads the administration and coordination of programs for the military affiliated community.
Develops and implements comprehensive programming for the military-affiliated community.
Assists with outreach and engagement efforts of veteran employees.
Works with the University Registrar to evaluate and recommend decisions on academic program eligibility and federal certification of veterans benefits.
Collaborates with the University Registrar office and all graduate programs to maintain program certifications and serve as one of the Universityâ™s Certifying Officers (CO) for all VA and DoD benefits.
Manages compliance with federal and state regulations in order to maintain educational benefits files in accordance with federal regulations and prepares for federal audits as needed and assist with visit coordination.
Creates and implements a comprehensive communications plan on veteran and military-affiliated initiatives connected with the University.
Oversees website updates, listservs, and social media strategies, and works with University communications office to raise the visibility of veterans related initiatives and highlight the prominence of University veterans efforts.
Cultivates and stewards external community and corporate partnerships to support the military-affiliated community.
Develops, coordinates and conducts trainings for internal campus partners on supporting the military-affiliated community and provides updates and communications on relevant regulatory changes.
Leads fund raising activities in partnership with Alumni Relations & Development (ARD), and facilitates and stewards donor funds to maintain and enhance the efforts and resources for the Universityâ™s military affiliated communities.
Researches, drafts and submits grant proposals which support the Universityâ™s military affiliated community.
Designs and conducts regular assessments of program activities and initiatives, maintains reporting and tracking data, and prepares reports as requested on the status of initiatives.
Leads and manages special projects related to the work of Equal Opportunity Programs.
Uses in-depth knowledge and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries such as communicating with programs sponsors and academic advising for undergraduate students.
Develops and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
Performs other related work as needed.
Five years of managing military affiliated programs in a higher education setting.
Leadership, program management, and community engagement.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously in an intense and fast-paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of relevant VA and DoD regulations in a higher education setting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to demonstrate understanding in groups of people and one-on-one.
Effectively communicate and work consultatively with faculty and staff at all levels within the University.
Handle a workload that can be unpredictable.
Use independent judgment.
Demonstrated teamwork skills to lead and collaborate with a wide range of constituents.
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